SANTA ROSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that provides advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a collaboration with DEKRA, a global network of leading test houses, to ensure chipset and device vendors can validate E112 (Universal European Emergency Number) caller location functionality under a new European Union (EU) regulations.
The collaboration leverages Location Based Services (LBS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies to verify E112 regulatory test cases used to validate mobile phones sold in the European market. The new regulation supports emergency services across the European Union by reducing emergency service response times to save more lives.
“Keysight is delighted to expand the company’s collaboration with DEKRA,” said Muthu Kumaran, general manager of Keysight’s Device Validation Solutions business. “With Keysight’s testing solutions, DEKRA supports a global ecosystem of smartphone vendors by validating that their products comply with new regulations, newly created to improve the ability of emergency services to locate people in need of assistance from firefighters, medical teams or the police.”
Keysight’s network emulation solutions enable DEKRA to validate E112-related test cases regulated by a guidance document issued by the EU to help Notified Bodies assess E112 compliance. The new EU regulation (Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/320) entered into force on March 17, 2022. It stipulates that all new mobile phones sold in the EU must support constellation-based GNSS technology. Galileo, Advanced Mobile Location (AML) and Wi-Fi communication technology. As a result, emergency response call centers can pinpoint the location of the caller accurately.
“DEKRA is founded on the principles of safeguarding human interaction with technology and the environment,” said Juan Carlos Mora, Vice President, Business Line Connectivity of Service Division Product Testing at DEKRA. “That’s why we’re excited to extend our collaboration with Keysight, which provides DEKRA with the regulatory device testing solutions needed to quickly and confidently validate E112 caller location functionality against the latest mandatory requirements. of the EU.”
Keysight’s device testing solutions for regulatory and compliance validation are based on common hardware and software platforms for comprehensive test case coverage. Keysight’s LBS solutions also support Assisted Global Navigation Satellite System (A-GNSS) testing functionality. This allows users to comprehensively meet the new 5G Radio Compliance (NR) requirements imposed by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) and the PTCRB, an organization made up of North American mobile operators.
DEKRA currently uses Keysight’s RF/RRM DVT & Conformance toolset, RF Automation toolset and Wireless IoT regulatory test solution to meet regulatory requirements for 5G and IoT devices and the solution SA8700A C-V2X test module to certify Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) devices. .
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Keysight provides advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s commitment to speed and accuracy extends to software insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster throughout the development lifecycle, in design simulation, validation prototypes, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider, and cloud environments. Our customers span global markets in communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductors and general electronics. Keysight generated $4.9 billion in revenue in fiscal 2021. For more information about Keysight Technologies (NYSE: KEYS), visit us at www.keysight.com.
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